Undergraduate Programs

Students earning a French degree at The University of Toledo learn more than grammar and conversational skills. They study the richness of other Francophone cultures through film, literature and more.

A degree in a foreign language can:

  • Enhance your job prospects in the global marketplace
  • Strengthen your studies in other academic areas
  • Help you better understand English
  • Make you a more sensitive traveler and global citizen

Top Reasons to Study French at UToledo

  1. State-of-the-art learning lab.
    UToledo’s Foreign Language Learning Center has all the tools you need to practice:
    • International satellite TV
    • Computers with online exercises
    • Foreign-language comic books, magazines, reference books and films
  2. Minor or double-major in French.
    Bilingual job candidates in any field set themselves apart. UToledo faculty members work closely with students who want to double-major. Our curriculum dovetails nicely with degrees in business, film, political science, art history and more. We’ve even had pharmacy students double-major in French.
  3. Expert faculty.
    Native speakers and research-active in a variety of fields, including film, culture and pedagogy of teaching foreign languages.
  4. Placement exams.
    Our enthusiastic advisers work with you to find the right level of classes. We offer walk-in tests daily in Memorial Field House, room 1080.
  5. Heritage speakers welcome.
    Did you grow up in a French-speaking family? Maybe you aren’t confident in your conversational skills or want to learn more about your culture. We welcome you to the program.
  6. BA/MBA program.
    UToledo offers French students a chance to earn a bachelor’s in French and an MBA with a concentration in international business in just five years. UToledo’s Business of College and Innovation is ranked as one of the country’s best business schools.

What jobs can I get with a French degree?

A French degree from UToledo prepares students for careers in almost any field.

UToledo graduates with French degrees learn to:

  • Write well in English and French
  • Research
  • Communicate effectively
  • Collaborate
  • Appreciate diversity
  • Be culturally sensitive
  • Adapt to other cultures

Our graduates are prepared for careers in:

  • Education
  • Government and foreign service
  • Publishing, editing and translation
  • Business
  • Hospitality and recreation industries

Some go on to graduate schools and seek careers as:

  • International business professionals
  • International lawyers
  • Medical professionals

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Study abroad program directors can help UToledo students get internships while they study abroad. Students work or volunteer in:

  • Businesses
  • Public-service organizations
  • Embassies
  • Schools (teaching conversational English)
  • Museums or libraries

Graduates of UToledo’s French program also can apply to work for a year in France. The French government hires teaching assistants to teach conversational English in schools.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

We strongly encourage our French students to spend time abroad. UToledo’s Center for International Studies and Programs connects students with opportunities in French-speaking regions around the world.

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 11/16/23